Two people have been arrested after an infant was discovered unconscious in a Manhattan hotel and later died, the New York Post reports.
According to police, an employee of the Hotel Pennsylvania observed a woman holding a 4-month-old baby in a hallway around 1:10 a.m. Saturday. The baby appeared unresponsive, prompting the worker to call 911.
Paramedics arrived at the hotel and swiftly brought the baby, whose name was Dominic Greene, to New York University’s Langone Medical Center. He died shortly thereafter.
Police detained the boy’s 24-year-old stepsister as well as her 26-year-old fiancée. The couple were not guests of the hotel, according to the Post, and it was not immediately clear whether they were attempting to get a room.
Both appeared to have unsteady gaits and may have been drunk or on drugs, and heroin was found on them, according to the New York Daily News. The hotel worker who intervened grew concerned when he saw the stepsister trying to feed the infant a bottle but the boy wouldn’t move.
Investigators on Saturday morning taped off an elevator and a business center in the hotel. A hotel manager said the hotel is cooperating with the police investigation.
Relatives had asked the stepsister to babysit the infant, the Daily News reports, and the mother of the boy was reportedly not at the hotel at the time of the incident, according to WCBS-TV. The child and the two adults are from Wilmington, Delaware.
New York City’s medical examiner will investigate the cause of the boy’s death. The infant did not have any external indications of trauma, according to WPIX-TV.
Hotel Pennsylvania is in midtown along Seventh Avenue near West 33rd Street.
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